Occupation: Attorney, private practice
Occupational Background: Senior and Deputy District Attorney, 1988-1998; County Counsel, Senior & Assistant County Counsel, 1998-2007.
Educational Background: Phoenix High School; Portland State University, BS; Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, JD.
Prior Governmental Experience: Jacksonville Highway Water District; Law Enforcement Instructor, BPSST and RCC.
Family: Married 24 years, two school-age children.
Born and raised in the Rogue Valley, Doug McGeary stands alone in this race with his breadth and depth of successful legal experience and understanding of our community.
For 10 years, McGeary prosecuted crimes of homicide, gang, drug, sexual crimes, and more. Tough but fair, McGeary knows what makes our community safe: Holding criminals accountable and protecting personal rights.
For nearly 10 more years, McGeary was our county's civil attorney. Businesses, governments, and persons who work with Doug know he understands our community and can analyze complex legal issues to make informed, fair and balanced decisions.
McGeary's reputation, personal integrity and passion for his profession exemplify what we need in a judge. Local attorneys overwhelmingly voted McGeary as their choice for judge. Oregon State Bar Preference Poll, April 2008.
FIRST IN THE PRIMARY,
ENDORSED BY OUR COMMUNITY
"Mr. McGeary has the temperament, legal experience, and respect of his peers. He is well qualified for the office of Circuit Court Judge." Hon. Mitchell Karaman, Senior Judge.
Hon. Loren Sawyer, Senior Judge.
Allen Drescher, retired Ashland Municipal Judge
John Blackhurst, former president of county bar association
Daniel Thorndike, attorney, former Ashland School Board member
Dr. David Gilmour, county commissioner
O.R. (Ray) Shipley, retired Medford Police Chief
Jim Wright, past president, LTM, Inc.
"Doug is a family man with integrity. His broad and in-depth public service brings needed insight into cases affecting members of our community." Rita Sullivan, PHD, Director, OnTrack
"McGeary has broad experience and deep roots in the community that should give him good perspective on the bench." Medford Mail Tribune (May 4, 2008).
(This information furnished by Citizens to Elect Doug McGeary Judge.)